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REDEMPTION: Fund To Aid Guitarist Bernie Versailles Created

Friday, October 31st, 2014

On the morning of October 5th, 2014, guitarist Bernie Versailles of Redemption, Agent Steel, Engine, Masters Of Metal and others, suffered a brain aneurysm and was rushed to an emergency room in Southern California for an operation. While many know him as a talented guitarist, songwriter, and recording engineer, Bernie is also a loving friend, son, brother, and parent — alongside his longtime partner Soma — to two young children, Sevina and Apollo. Those who know him can attest that his personality radiates kindness, generosity, and humility.

Last week, Bernie underwent a successful craniotomy to permanently fix his aneurysm; physical therapy will follow.

Longtime friends Gary Wells and Juan Garcia wish to rally the worldwide metal community to assist Bernie’s fight in overcoming this unexpected health hurdle by launching a fundraising page on YouCaring.com. Thus far, nearly $5800 has been raised. No matter how small, donations will aid in Bernie’s rehabilitation toward a full recovery and will help his family cope with the growing medical expenses.

Your concern and compassion toward a much loved human being who has given his heart and talent to the world is greatly appreciated.

Donations for Bernie Versailles are being accepted RIGHT HERE.

REDEMPTION’s latest release, Live From The Pit, was released in September via Sensory Records. The new live-recorded audio/visual full-length album from Los Angeles-based progressive superforce was filmed and recorded as the band co-headlined the world-famous 2012 installment of the annual ProgPower Festival in Atlanta, where the band performed a unique show featuring nearly eighty minutes of material and staged with complementary visuals that drive home the compelling emotional impact of this band. This monumental performance not only captured the special ability of the band’s music to deeply connect with fans, the tradition now continues, as the set becomes available as Live From The Pit, a massive package including the full album in both audio CD as well as a joining DVD which features a 5.1 surround mix, bonus material/features and more.

View the “Noonday Devil” from the album at THIS LOCATION. Live From The Pit is available from Sensory Records, the CD/DVD package HERE and the audio-only download HERE.

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RINGS OF SATURN Tour Of Mexico With Lack Of Remorse And Victim Of Greed Rescheduled For December

Friday, October 31st, 2014

The delayed tour of Mexico headlined by RINGS OF SATURN with support from Lack Of Remorse and Victim Of Greed has been rescheduled, the destructive caravan set to invade the populations of Queretaro, Leon, Monterrey and Mexico City from December 4th through the 7th.

The news of the trek to Mexico comes as RINGS OF SATURN is already currently embarked on tour, supplying direct support for As Blood Runs Black on their headlining Ground Zero Album Release Tour across the entire US. The live actions coincide with the band’s critically acclaimed sophomore LP, Lugal Ki En, which upon its mid-October release through California’s Unique Leader Records decimated US album charts, taking the #116 spot on the Billboard top 200 chart, #3 on the Heatseekers/New Artist chart, #26 on the Independent album chart, landed at #12 on the Hard Music chart and #41 on the Rock chart.

A cataclysmic display of the Bay Area act’s most ferocious material yet, Lugal Ki En’s relentless, cyber-infused deathcore destruction is based on a lyrical concept in which the Aliens wage war on the angels and demons of the universe after having conquered humanity. Metal Injection crowned the album with a 9/10 review, proclaiming, “Lugal Ki En is a refined and mature sounding Dingir. Speedy catchy riffs, fast beats, choppy transitions, and even some expressive timing is thrown in small segments enhancing specific qualities and making the entire album a rich experience… If technical extreme metal is a genre that you enjoy, there is no doubt Lugal Ki En will satisfy.” Another 9/10 write-up from TechnicalDeathMetal.com adds, “This time around RINGS OF SATURN let the songs evolve more naturally, and while the spastic bursts of jabbing high notes still exist, listeners can hear a variety of influences and new elements as well.” MetalSucks issued, “… it might be the heaviest thing laid down in years,” and Headbang Or GTFO’s 4.5/5 review states, “The band add a lot more to this album with background noise and technical guitar playing that actually feels natural this time around and not random wild guitar playing. Lugal Ki En is one of the better technical death metal albums of 2014 and their best album yet.”

Lugal Ki En is streaming in its entirety RIGHT HERE and the 3D video for “Senseless Massacre” is playing HERE. Orders for the album via iTunes can be placed HERE, and CD/LP merch bundles HERE.

RINGS OF SATURN w/ As Blood Runs Black, Upon This Dawning, Elitist, Those Who Fear [*], The Convalescence [REMAINING DATES]:
10/31/2014 Marquee Theater – Denver, CO
11/01/2014 Blue Moose – Iowa City, IA
11/02/2014 Amsterdam Bar & Hall – St. Paul, MN
11/03/2014 The Metal Grill – Milwaukee, WI [RINGS OF SATURN headlining date]
11/04/2014 Mojoes – Joliet, IL
11/05/2014 Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN
11/06/2014 Frankies – Toledo, OH*
11/07/2014 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH*
11/08/2014 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON*
11/09/2014 California Brew Haus – Rochester, NY
11/11/2014 Heirloom Arts Theatre – Danbury, CT*
11/12/2014 Coco 66 – Brooklyn, NY*
11/13/2014 Championship – Trenton, NJ*
11/14/2014 Empire – West Springfield, VA*
11/15/2014 The Firehall – Dillsburg, PA*
11/16/2014 Greene Street – Greensboro, NC*
11/18/2014 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA*
11/20/2014 Backbooth – Orlando, FL*
11/21/2014 Epic Problem – Tampa, FL*
11/22/2014 Venue 1904 – Jacksonville, FL*
11/23/2014 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL [RINGS OF SATURN headlining w/ The Convalescence]
11/24/2014 Tomcats – Fort Worth, TX*
11/25/2014 Walters – Houston, TX*
11/26/2014 Dirty Dog – Austin, TX*
11/28/2014 Pub Rock – Phoenix, AZ*
11/29/2014 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA*

RINGS OF SATURN Mexico Tour 2014 w/ Lack Of Remorse, Victim Of Greed:
12/04/2014 Black Dog – Queretaro, MX [info]
12/05/2014 Revoluciòn Bar – Leon, MX [info]
12/06/2014 Morfos Bar – Monterrey, MX [info]
12/07/2014 Salon Bolivar – Mexico City, MX [info]

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GNAW THEIR TONGUES: Crucial Blast Confirms Multiple 2015 Titles From Dutch Black/Doom Entity Beginning With Collected Atrocities 2005-2008

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Maryland-based purveyors of sonic annihilation, Crucial Blast, proclaims that multiple titles from The Netherlands’ most terrifying musical entity, GNAW THEIR TONGUES, are awaiting impending release through the label in 2015, beginning with the January discharging of Collected Atrocities 2005-2008.

For nearly a decade, Dutch avant-black/doom entity, GNAW THEIR TONGUES — named after a particularly evocative passage from the Book Of Revelation — has been infecting the underground with a uniquely disturbing brand of chaotic heaviness. Fusing together malevolent, rumbling doom with rabid, noise-damaged aggression and blasts of fearsome orchestral power and industrial pandemonium, and draping these lurching, hellish dirges in an oppressive atmosphere thick with horror and despair, the intensely nightmarish music of GNAW THEIR TONGUES defies easy categorization. The sum of all GTT’s construction and execution is the work of sole architect and madman, Mories, also known for other destructive output with Cloak of Altering, Pyriphlegethon, De Magia Veterum, Aderlating, Mors Sonat, Pompidou, Dimlit Hate Cellar and others.

Before the release of the band’s Crucial Blast debut, An Epiphanic Vomiting Of Blood, in 2007, GNAW THEIR TONGUES crawled into the black metal/industrial underground via a number of ultra-limited EPs which quickly went out of print, and are now sought after by fans of the band’s abject blackened horror. Collected Atrocities 2005-2008 is a new double CD anthology that gathers together essential, out-of-print early recordings from the band that span the first three years of GNAW THEIR TONGUES’s existence, compiling the Prefering Human Skin Over Animal Fur, Horse Drawn Hearse and For All Slaves… A Song Of False Hope EPs, the material from the Static Hymnal compilation, and other rarities from the bowels of the GTT archive.

Collected Atrocities 2005-2008 will be released by Crucial Blast on January 26th. A demoralizing blast from the past, “Glorification Of Rats,” from GNAW THEIR TONGUES’ 2007-released Prefering Human Skin Over Animal Fur is currently emitting from THIS LOCATION.

Stand by for further updates on additional news on Collected Atrocities 2005-2008 and Crucial Blast’s other upcoming GNAW THEIR TONGUES actions to take over 2015.

Collected Atrocities 2005-2008 Track Listing:
Disc One:
1. For All Slaves…A Song Of False Hope I
2. The Uncomfortable Silence In Between Beatings
3. A Fiery Deluge
4. My Womb Is Barren And I Want Revenge
5. Aderlating
6. For All Slaves…A Song Of False Hope II
7. Body Bouquet
8. Slaves
Disc Two:
1. The Behemoth Crawls Ashore
2. Horse Drawn Hearse
3. Another Study In Bleakness And Despair
4. Prefering Human Skin Over Animal Fur
5. Spasming And Howling
6. Glorification Of Rats
7. Circles Of The Abyss

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CHILD BITE: Detroit Punk/Metal Eccentrics Release New Video Featuring King Buzzo; Band Comments On Housecore Horror Film Fest Co-Founder’s Death

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Currently leveling stages throughout the Midwest and East Coast, Michigan punk/metal eccentrics, CHILD BITE, recently dropped a brand new video for “Ancestral Ooze” upon unsuspecting masses.

Now playing exclusively at Decibel Magazine, “Ancestral Ooze” serves as the fourth track on the band’s forthcoming Strange Waste EP set for release next month via Housecore Records. Spewing their self-proclaimed “music for losers,” the nine-track Strange Waste — recorded at Russian Recording in Indianapolis, Indiana and produced by the band — finds CHILD BITE in full-throated pigfuck mode, pulling from various extreme ends of metal, noise, and hardcore without falling squarely into any of those genres. Elaborates Decibel of the vibrant clip, “The video, a tribute to the 1987 underground horror flick Street Trash (which, incidentally, was also referenced by the whole premise of a recent episode of new show Gotham), features Buzz Osborne as the dealer of brightly colored beverages that cause people to meet their ends in various exquisitely gruesome ways. The video was written and directed by ex-Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Jeff Tuttle.”

Get sticky with “Ancestral Ooze,” now playing at THIS LOCATION.

The official unveiling of the video served as a precursor to CHILD BITE’s performance at this year’s Housecore Horror Film Festival, a wildly magical weekend of metal and horror that ended with tragic and untimely passing of festival co-founder, Corey Mitchell. Comments vocalist Shawn Knight of Mitchell’s death: “When CHILD BITE played the first Housecore Horror Film Festival, we were so blown away by the lineup it was hard to imagine year number two even coming close. Somehow they pulled it off with yet another incredible selection of bands. I got to see some of my all-time favorites — Napalm Death, Gwar, Samhain etc. — as well as rad new underground acts — Acid Witch, King Parrot, Author & Punisher etc. Our live set there was a blast on the new outdoor stage, and we had fun screening our latest music video in one of the movie tents as well. Everything at Housecore Horror Film Fest is curated and operated incredibly well for being such a new, DIY event. The passing of Corey Mitchell was absolutely shocking; we were en route to New Orleans for another show when I received word from [Housecore’s] Kate [Richardson]. Corey was so enthusiastic and supportive throughout the fest, not just to me but literally every person he came in contact with. We worked on the Housecore Horror Film Festival magazine ads together leading up to the fest, and as far as being a ‘client,’ he was the best. Positive and on top of his stuff. I’m pissed off that I won’t be able to work with him again. Our hearts go out to his wife and two daughters.”

CHILD BITE Live 2014 [remaining dates]:
10/30/2014 Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI
10/31/2014 The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
11/01/2014 Spoke Folks – Grand Rapids, MI
11/02/2014 Crossroads – Ypsilanti, MI
11/04/2014 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
11/05/2014 Club K – Baltimore, MD
11/06/2014 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
11/07/2014 Jitz Tavern – Auburn, NY
11/08/2014 Death By Audio – Brooklyn, NY
11/21/2014 PJ’s Lager House – Detroit, MI record release show w/ Acid Witch

Strange Waste will be released on CD, double vinyl seven-inch and digitally via Housecore Records November 25th, 2014. Preorder your copy today at THIS LOCATION.

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ANCIENT VVISDOM: Occult Death Rock Conjurors Unveil In-Depth Track-By-Track Investigation Of New Full-Length At Revolver Magazine

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Sacrificial is the latest full-length from occult death rock conjurors, ANCIENT VVISDOM. Released last week via the Magic Bullet Records compound, Sacrificial was produced by founding vocalist Nathan Opposition, engineered by Travis Bonner at The Diamond Factory Studios in Austin, mastered by Paul Logus (Anthrax, Clutch, Hellyeah, Shadows Fall et al) at Taloowa Mastering, and continues to push the boundaries of both death rock and neo-folk while retaining the memorable simplicity and melodic catchiness present on their previous audio output.

In a near perfect 4.5/5 review Metal Underground calls Sacrificial, “A fantastic effort that perfectly straddles the line between melody and heaviness,” Hellride Music agrees dubbing the offering, “a vital, unflinching work reflective of their passions and beliefs,” while Ghost Cult surmises, “Both enticing and enchanting Sacrificial captures the listener with its satisfying mixture of heaviness and melody. While the sound has certainly taken a stronger step towards the most traditional occult metal style, this record has proved it is certainly not a bad move from the band. With strong riffs, a great mix and catchy vocal melodies, Sacrificial would have the Devil himself tapping away to the odd track.” Adds Metal Reviews, “This is a revolutionary step for ANCIENT VVISDOM, and a welcome one for their metal-loving listeners. Added to the sturdy little melodies they featured in previous albums is a newfound heaviness to hammer them home into the ear, entirely free of classic-rock pretensions that make certain other modern occult rock bands noisome after a while. Sacrificial is a very easy album to love, whether one leans toward metal or just hard rock, and deserves a listen by either kind of fan.”

In celebration of its release, Revolver is currently hosting an in-depth track-by-track breakdown of the record as told by Opposition. In speaking of “Sacrifice, Opposition elaborates, “Smooth soothing bass and drums lead the way with a Danzig-like intensity. The guitars drop in with vocals and the ceremony has begun. I call upon the bearer of light to come forth from the abyss and the power of the left hand path. There, in the mind of every human being, is the enlightening of all the ages, the ultimate sacrifice.”

Read more at THIS LOCATION.

You can also sample “City Of Stone” currently streaming at Cvlt Nation at THIS LOCATION as well as “Chaos Will Reign,” still playing at Burning Ambulance at THIS LOCATION.

ANCIENT VVISDOM’s Sacrificial is out now on Magic Bullet Records. Order yours today at THIS LOCATION.


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SOS: NYC Heavy Groove Machine To Perform At Massive The NYC Marathon For The 15th Year This Sunday

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

This weekend, Sunday, November 2nd, long-running NYC-based heavy groove machine, SOS will once again play live at the NYC Marathon.

This 2014 performance marks the fifteenth year in a row SOS has played for the runners of the world famous annual event. The band will set up right on the street at 44th Road and Crescent Street in Long Island City, Queens at 10am on Sunday to fuel the participants with a high-octane set. Issued the band’s founding frontman Mike SOS on the upcoming performance, “This is our fifteenth time playing the NYC Marathon! Hard to believe, but it’s true! That makes this year EXTRA SPECIAL! Come hang with us and cheer the thousands of runners who pound the pavement across the five boroughs! This is truly something we look forward to every year and we’d love to share this unique NYC experience with you! We’ll be playing some of our favorite songs off our older releases as well as our new album Strength And Conditioning in its entirety! We hope to see you Sunday!” See more info on the SOS set at the NYC Marathon HERE.

Preceding the band’s marathon set, Mike SOS will co-host and perform in the ninety-seventh installment of FBOMB, NYC’s best monthly rock ’n roll party this Saturday night at Arlene’s Grocery! This edition features a dastardly Halloween-themed double feature of tributes that finds The Bombardiers tackling both The Rocky Horror Picture Show (where Mike SOS plays Dr. Scott) and punk icons The Misfits, plus sets from Big Ultra, Trip On Gravity, & Atom Strange. More info is available HERE. “There’s not gonna be a lot of sleep, but there will be a ton of rock this weekend!”

SOS is a fusion of heavy sounds; a maniacal musical beast which flails madly yet seamlessly in all directions at once. Strength And Conditioning is a nearly forty-eight minute excursion into barrier-free musical chaos with heavy melodic grooves, recorded and mixed by Travis Harrison at Serious Business Studios, mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music. Lineup changes and a restructuring of the band followed by heavy-duty local performances for the past year formed a six-year gap between albums, but the band’s heavy dedication has paid off, as Strength And Conditioning boasts SOS’ most action-packed mayhem yet. Strength And Conditioning is streaming and available for purchase by the band’s DIY label 316 Productions RIGHT HERE.

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THE INSPECTOR CLUZO: Gasconha Rocks Fall World Tour 2014 Begins This Weekend

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Ending two months of hard work at the farm, Lou Casse since their massive Summer tour — including geese feeding to make Foie Gras — French rock duo, THE INSPECTOR CLUZO, heads back out on tour this weekend on their Gasconha Rocks Fall World Tour 2014.

Following their Gasconha Rocks World Summer Tour, which saw the band performing dozens of shows throughout France, Belgium, Holland, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Spain, South Africa and the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary, this Sunday, November 2nd, sees THE INSPECTOR CLUZO’s latest international jaunt kicking off at the prestigious NH7 Weekender Festival in Kolkotta, India — marking the forty-forth country visited by the band — the massive event to be followed by performances in Pune, Mumbai and Bangalore. Just days after the four shows in India, THE INSPECTOR CLUZO returns to Japan once again, continuing the tour with five shows throughout the country.

THE INSPECTOR CLUZO Gasconha Rocks Fall World Tour 2014:
11/02/2014 NH7 Weekender Festival – Kolkotta, IN
11/05/2014 Blue Frog – Pune, IN
11/06/2014 Blue Frog – Mumbai, IN
11/09/2014 NH7 Week Ender Festival – Bangalore, IN
11/12/2014 Cafe Ben Private Event – Osaka, JP
11/14/2014 Jammin’ – Nagoya, JP
11/15/2014 Club Jammers – Gunma, JP
11/20/2014 Club Quattro – Tokyo, JP
11/21/2014 Soma Live House – Osaka, JP

THE INSPECTOR CLUZO continues to your in support of their fourth full-length, Gasconha Rocks, which was released in Europe to massive critical acclaim in September 2013, after which the band signed a US deal with Suicidal Records, run by Suicidal Tendencies/Infectious Grooves frontman, Mike Muir. Recorded in full analog by the band on their old MCI mixing desk on their farm in Mont de Marsan, Gascony, Gasconha Rocks captures the act’s most closely represented recording of their insanely energetic live show. Boasting a fully DIY attitude and system in every aspect, the duo — guitarist/vocalist Malcom Lacrouts and drummer/backing vocalist Phil Jourdain — has handled their own management, booking, label and promotion since inception, even amidst their massively and steadily growing fanbase over the years. Their rampant live performances have been heavily documented online, indisputably ranking them one of France’s most hard-touring bands.

Suicidal Records will release Gasconha Rocks stateside in early 2015, in conjunction with a widespread North American tour for the band. More specific details on the album’s American release and the impending trek in its support will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

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EMIT: Spectre Music Of An Antiquary Out Now Worldwide On Crucial Blast; Album Streaming

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Following several years of unavailability, this week Crucial Blast has officially re-released Spectre Music Of An Antiquary, by uniquely and incredibly bizarre UK-based ambient/black/noise/soundscape entity, EMIT.

As with EMIT’s previous output, the ten movements on Spectre Music Of An Antiquary are lyrically more focused on the occult lore and hidden history of the British isles rather than simply uttering Satanic shock value clichés, an element which heightens the curiosity level of unsuspecting listeners and adds a completely innate, sinister vibe to the entire set of tales. Initially released in a supremely underground limited cassette run on Glorious North in 2012, Spectre Music Of An Antiquary now sees official distribution in a revamped digipak and digital delivery, bringing the bizarre and incredibly intriguing disharmony of EMIT to more listeners than ever before. Combining harsh electronics, droning keyboards, wrecked and fractured black metal guitars, and bizarre vocals that push music into a strange realm of hallucinatory, ghastly psychedelia, these surrealistic, murky hymns of nocturnal delirium are transmitted from beyond the veil and steeped in the mysteries of old Britain through drifting blacknoise darkwave with ritualistic effects and soundtrack qualities.

Spectre Music Of An Antiquary’s creepy, synth-heavy, deformed, post-black metal madness is now permeating reality, the collection now available for public intoxication, streaming in full and available for physical and digital containment at THIS LOCATION.

“…often as sublimely beguiling as it is ominous and perpetually unearthly. There is often a sense of being transported back in time through the mists to a mythical Albion — just as there is a sense in other parts of the album that some of your spirit companions have an insatiable hunger, maybe for you.” – No Clean Singing

“This album is essential for those who delve into the bleak, ambient past of black metal, thick with atmospherics.” – Ghost Cult Magazine

“EMIT is very unsettling to say the least. It has though distant grim black haunting vocals and odd key and strange toned guitar riffs. It’s almost some like a mix of Vond, D.H.G and Lustre with 90s underground drift and electronic movements… Is there a style such as Black Industrial Drift??? If not EMIT have been crowned.” – Absolute Zero Media


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DIMESLAND: Oakland-Based Abstract Metal Quartet Completes Construction Of Debut LP

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Oakland, California-based DIMESLAND has recently completed construction of their first full-length, and, will sear the name Psychogenic Atrophy into the consciousness of thrill-seeking music fans abroad.

With members’ musical past and contemporary placement in a divergent array of bands including The Residents, Wild Hunt and more, abstract metal quartet, DIMESLAND produces a sound that is the result of a blend of controlled chaos and musical mutation, heavy tension and dark psychedelia. As DIMESLAND, guitarists Nolan Cook and Drew Cook, drummer/vocalist Harland Burkhart and bassist/vocalist Greg Brace create a place where aggression and imagination merge harmonically, rhythmically and lyrically to explore the terrain of psychological havoc and mental fracture. The band’s live performances are frantic and dense and feature songs woven together with shorter pieces and textures for an almost nonstop presentation of sound.

DIMESLAND’s debut LP, Psychogenic Atrophy deploys an incredible barrage of spastic and snarling but dexterous and deliberate experimental metal precision through a crushing analog recording recorded by Justin Weis at Trakworx in South San Francisco (Ludicra, Cormorant, Slough Feg). Staggered through a multifaceted media bombardment over the coming months, the band will independently release their latest work in several formats, beginning with digital delivery in late Autumn, a CD version to follow thereafter, and ultimately a deluxe vinyl release by mid-2015.

Forward thinking explorers of the more daring, progressing end of extreme metal citing the likes of Voivod, Gorguts, Loincloth, Deathspell Omega and Portal should keep DIMESLAND on the center of their radar as the band deploys further information and audio from Psychogenic Atrophy in the coming weeks. Tour actions regionally and abroad are also imminent.

DIMESLAND’s debut recordings came to light as an EP entitled Creepmoon, released on Vendlus Records in 2012, the unique brutality of the songs drawing critical praise immediately. “DIMESLAND make their very own brand of jarring racket. The contrast between barbed riffs and melancholy sound manipulation plays beautifully,” issued purveying metal webzine, Chronicles of Chaos, while Music Emissions published, “Creepmoon displays an easy but nasty mastery of the metal and hard rock riff, as well as a trust in their chops to stray beyond those limitations, sometimes way beyond.”  Absolute Zero Media called their output, “Sci-fi thrashing avant metal that will get your blood racing with the very creative way the noise and blur of sounds and layers are presented. I hope to hear more from this band soon,” and Metal Review came in strong stating, “their sound incorporates elements of thrash, progressive, sludge, and ambient while refusing to stay within the boundaries of any of them… their approach is a collective that’s as neurotic as it is psychotic, and that’s something many of us in the metal world are encouraged by.

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BLACK BREATH To Return To GodCity Studio To Harness Third LP For Southern Lord; Band Locks Exclusive NYC Show Following Recording Sessions

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Southern Lord Recordings is amped-up to announce that brutalizing Seattle quintet, BLACK BREATH, has locked studio time late this Autumn to harness their third full-length album for the label.

Returning to GodCity Studios in Salem, Massachusetts to record once again with Kurt Ballou (Converge), as with their landmark 2010 debut, Heavy Breathing, and even more consuming 2012 follow-up, Sentenced To Life, BLACK BREATH will begin recording their massive third full-length at the end of November and complete it in mid-December for release in early 2015. Based on the band’s decimating track record since their inception only eight years ago, the still unnamed album is sure to be one of the highlights of the musical underworld in 2015.

Before returning immediately home following the recording session, BLACK BREATH will raid Brooklyn for an exclusive one-off gig to close out the year at the mighty Saint Vitus on December 14th.

Reinventing the classic Stockholm deathcrush of Dismember and Entombed through a merciless d-beat hardcore delivery, BLACK BREATH has dominated the media and fans alike with their recorded output tenfold with each release since their 2006 inception, having since become an American metal powerhouse and major priority for Southern Lord. The band has overthrown city after city throughout North America, Europe, Japan and Australia on tour alongside the likes of Nasum, Nails, Converge, Victims, Tormented, Corrosion Of Conformity, Christian Mistress, Noothgrush, Rise and Fall, Ringworm, Yautja and Mutilation Rites, has supported Neurosis, Napalm Death, Rotten Sound, Entombed, Sunn O))), Wolves in the Throne Room, Autopsy, DRI, Amorphis, Tragedy, From Ashes Rise and other massive acts, and has performed at major festivals and events including Maryland Deathfest,Sonisphere, Hellfest, Tuska, Fluff Fest, SXSW, The New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, The Power Of The Riff and more.

BLACK BREATH Live:
12/14/2014 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY [info]

Stand by for additional album info, studio reports and massive 2015 live actions from BLACK BREATH to be announced as the New Year approaches.

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